Snow Cone Summer Cupcakes

Snow Cone Summer Cupcakes

These Snow Cone Summer Cupcakes are the perfect summer cupcake. Take these to your next summer party or barbecue for a fun summer treat.

snow cone summer cupcakes

Snow Cone Summer Cupcakes

I think these cupcakes would be so cute at a summer party. Fun and simple to make –  They’ll be a hit at your barbecue.

Why I love these Snow Cone Cupcakes for Summer

  • the design screams summer fun – I love how classic a snow cone is. It brings back memories and nostalgia
  • easy to make
  • they come with their own spoon to eat with
  • you don’t have to use a cupcake tin for baking

snow cone summer cupcake idea

FAQs

Make-Ahead and Storage:

How far ahead can I make these cupcakes?

Cupcakes can be made several days in advance of your party.

Storage: Store frosted cupcakes in a sealed container at room temperature

How do I Eat cupcakes in a tall Cupcake Wrapper?

Tall paper cupcake wrappers are not really meant to be peeled back like a classic cupcake wrapper is. I would eat these cupcakes with a spoon or a fork.

What are the Most Popular Cupcakes

  • Salted caramel
  • pumpkin spice
  • coffee
  • banana
  • red velvet
  • chocolate
  • fun fetti
  • carrot
  • lemon
  • peanut butter
  • chocolate chip

How do I Keep My Cupcakes Moist?

Bubbles. When stirring the batter, do not over-stir. Those bubbles contain air pockets that expand during baking. If you over-mix the batter, your bubbles will disappear and your cupcakes will be too dense.

Tips and Tricks:

  • use room temperature ingredients. When you use room temperature ingredients, they mix easily with the rest of the ingredients
  • fill cupcake wrappers 2/3 of the way
  • place wrappers on a baking sheet for baking in the oven

snow cone summer cupcakes

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Ingredients:

  • baked cupcakes in a paper wrapper – the best wrapper that I could find for what I thought looked great with a snow cone theme were red and white striped wrappers. I thought they looked like a circus-type cone and that would be cute for a summer snow cone cupcake
  • white frosting – some good flavors would be vanilla frosting, cream cheese frosting, or classic white frosting
  • sugar crystals sprinkle – I used red and blue sprinkles, but snow cones come in a variety of flavors and colors, so get whatever colors fit your theme, mood, or party

Other equipment you’ll need:

  • wooden ice cream spoons – I bought mine from Amazon. The link is above
  • spreading utensils – I used a butter knife and kept it simple. I just simply spread the frosting on

How do you make Snow Cone Looking Summer Cupcakes?

(full details in the printable below)

  • frost the cupcakes
  • while the frosting is still wet, quickly make lines of sugar crystals for snow cone flavors
  • add a wooden spoon to the back of your cupcake
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Snow Cone Summer Cupcakes

Cute summertime-themed cupcakes for your summer party or cookout.

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25-30 minutes
  • Total Time: 48 minute
  • Yield: 2 dozen 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 dozen cupcakes baked in paper wrappers (preferably a thick paper wrapper with a summertime design)
  • white frosting
  • colored sugar crystal sprinkles (I used red and blue to go with my red and white striped wrapper)
  • wooden ice cream spoon

Instructions

  • spread frosting on cooled cupcakes
  • while frosting is still wet and sticky, quickly shake sprinkled over the top in lines just like a snow cone has different colored syrup in rows – 2 or 3 colors would be best
  • push a spoon down on the back of the cupcake

Notes

Choosing a Wrapper:

  • think of where a snow cone would be served. I thought of a fair or circus for a classic summer look which is why I chose red and white stripes. It also goes well with a patriotic party theme
  • what says summertime to you? Maybe you’ll find a much better wrapper than I did

Decorating:

  • while frosting is still wet and sticky, quickly shake sprinkled over the top in lines just like a snow cone has different colored syrup in rows
  • 2 or 3 colors would be best

How far ahead can I make these cupcakes?

Cupcakes can be made several days in advance of your party.

Storage: Store frosted cupcakes in a sealed container at room temperature

How do I Eat cupcakes in a tall Cupcake Wrapper?

Tall paper cupcake wrappers are not really meant to be peeled back like a classic cupcake wrapper is. I would eat these cupcakes with a spoon or a fork.

What are the Most Popular Cupcakes

  • Salted caramel
  • pumpkin spice
  • coffee
  • banana
  • red velvet
  • chocolate
  • fun fetti
  • carrot
  • lemon
  • peanut butter
  • chocolate chip

How do I Keep My Cupcakes Moist?

Bubbles. When stirring the batter, do not over-stir. Those bubbles contain air pockets that expand during baking. If you over-mix the batter, your bubbles will disappear and your cupcakes will be too dense.

Tips and Tricks:

  • use room temperature ingredients. When you use room temperature ingredients, they mix easily with the rest of the ingredients
  • do not over-mix your batter. The bubbles help keep your cupcakes moist
  • fill cupcake wrappers 2/3 of the way

Baking

  • place wrappers on a baking sheet for baking in the oven

 

 

 

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